One a penny, two a penny... Hot Cross Buns are a classic, beloved bread that has found a special place on Easter tables across the South. As the story goes, these sweet buns can actually be traced back to a 12th century monk, who celebrated Good Friday by adding a "cross" to the top of small buns. Through the years, the recipe has risen greatly in popularity, with a common thred being that the yeasted buns are often made with raisins and spices, and then, once baked, decorated with a frosting cross. Hot Cross Buns show up every Easter weekend to rave reviews around our tables, and this recipe – made with layers of cinnamon sugar and raisins – does not disappoint. The light, golden-brown buns are a perfect addition to your Good Friday celebrations or Easter morning breakfast; they aren't overly sweet. Hot Cross Buns are also an easy recipe to double or triple and share with friends over the holiday weekend; they travel well and are a pretty, put-together bread to present to guests.
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